Origami Heaven

Origami Heaven is the website of paperfolding designer, author and illustrator David Mitchell


Gallery of Paper Crystal Sculpture
Paper crystal is the generic term I use to describe an abstract geometric modular sculpture that is neither a straightforward model of a polyhedron or a kusudama. This page is a gallery of photos of some of my own paper crystal designs.

Paper crystals can be simple designs made from just two modules or quite complex designs made from sixty modules or more, but in either case they are necessarily based on, and developed from, an underlying polyhedral structure.

Some paper crystals will also function as macromodules that can be combined into larger macromodular sculptures.

Paper crystals are intended to be partnership art, a concept that expresses the partnership that often exists in origami/paperfolding between the designer, who first conceptualises and defines the design, and the folder, who realises one expression of it at one particular point in time, so that both contribute in equal partnership to the finished work.

Paper Crystals is also the title of a book which contains folding diagrams for many of the best of my designs in this category.

Further details about the designs pictured on this page, including where diagrams have been published, can be found here.

Andromeda   Andromeda60   Apollo
Ariadne   Aurora   Artifact
Binary   Celestial   Cloud of Stars
Curvaceous   Electra   Electra60
Elite   Enigma6   Ethereal
Four Cubes   Gaia   Gemini24
Gemini30   Gemini60   Metamorphosis
Neon   Odyssey   Omicron
Phaedra   Proteus   The Rosebud Octahedron
The Semi-Star   Zigzag